June 03, 2020 | Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shippers Interest Cargo Insurance | Jason Palumbo


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Cargo Insurance Fundamentals Explained for Logistics Service Providers 

We’re thrilled to release the *NEW* e-Book titled, CARGO INSURANCE e-SSENTIALS.  This e-Book was developed to serve as a valuable resource and reference document for Logistics Service Providers and those involved in Supply Chain Logistics.

This is the first resource planned in a series of insurance and surety related reference documents. This electronic document will be updated as necessary with new or expanded information related to Cargo Insurance and it how the coverages function in the real world.

The goal of this CARGO INSURANCE e-SSENTIALS is to help Logistics Service Providers explain potentially complex insurance topics in more straightforward terms to their cargo owner clients. The e-Book addresses the different facets of the cargo insurance policy and why cargo owners need this coverage.


Listed below is the table of contents for CARGO INSURANCE e-SSENTIALS.

  1. What is Cargo Insurance?
  2. Carriers Obligation to Pay
  3. Coverage Types
  4. Common Exclusions
  5. Duration of Coverage Clauses
  6. Policy Limits
  7. Insured Value and Premium
  8. Special Valuations
  9. Claims
  10. Glossary



CARGO INSURANCE e-SSENTIALS is designed to give you information and insights on what you want to know, when you want to know it. The table of contents (above) is displayed on the side panel of each page enabling you to jump to the topic of your choice.

In addition, a glossary is included in the e-Book that provides the definition of all key terms important to the LSP’s and cargo owner’s understanding of the cargo insurance policy.


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Why We Published the CARGO INSURANCE e-SSENTIALS e-Book

At Roanoke Trade we believe in the importance of simplifying the insurance process and educating our clients and partners about the insurance and surety products that impact their business and their customers.


About Roanoke Trade

Roanoke Trade, a division of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. and part of Munich Re Specialty Group Ltd., operates as a specialty insurance broker focused on surety and insurance solutions for logistics service providers, customs brokers and companies with supply chains.  We value our decades of partnership with the trade community as a trusted  provider of customs bonds, marine cargo insurance and ATA Carnets.


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